Desk and Exam Copy Policy

Desk Copy Policy

After a UH Press title has been adopted for course use and we receive your bookstore order for 10 or more copies, a complimentary desk copy is available. Requests must be submitted on departmental letterhead or on a standard AAP, NACS, or similar form and include the author, ISBN, book title, course name and number, course term, date classes start, estimated enrollment, and the name and phone number of the bookstore that has placed the order. The name of the instructor, address, and contact information should be clearly stated. If the instructor has received an examination copy, this copy shall serve as their desk copy. An instructor may request a replacement desk copy once every two years. To expedite approval, please enclose a copy of your department’s order to your campus bookstore. Please note that orders of used copies do not qualify toward approval of a desk copy. All desk copies are sent via USPS Media Mail.

Requests must be accompanied by an e-mail address.

Please send desk copy requests to:

Examination Copy Policy

Instructors may request up to three UH Press titles each term. Please mail or fax your request on your department letterhead specifying the title of your course, your expected enrollment, and the semester or quarter in which the course will be offered. A shipping & handling payment of $7.00 per copy for books with a retail price of $35.00 or less is required. Outside the U.S., this fee is $15.00 per copy. Examination copies priced at more than $35.00 are available at a 20% discount off the retail price and include free shipping worldwide. All examination copies are nonreturnable and are mailed via USPS Media Mail. All fees may be paid by VISA, MasterCard, check, or money order.

Requests must be accompanied by an e-mail address.

Please send examination copy requests to: